NZ Open

THE New Zealand Open provides a double dose of excitement for golf-mad jeweller Sir Michael Hill. Tomorrow he’s hosting the first event at his new nine-hole course, The Farm — a Par-3 tournament with past NZ Open champions in the...

Champions teed up for launch

In a tribute to the 100th New Zealand Open, past champions will play a unique Par 3 event on the eve of the tournament. Making the February 27 event even more special is it's the first at jeweller Sir Michael...
It was golfing's version of Ten Green Bottles at Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort last Sunday. Eleven Millbrook Country Club members joined a nerve-racking nine-hole shootout to decide who'd fill an amateur spot in the pro-am being played alongside the 100th New Zealand...
It came down to a shootout and Michael Hendry didn't blink. Hendry claimed the New Zealand Open at Millbrook yesterday by parring the first playoff hole. Hendry, a former national age-group cricketer, hit his tee shot on the first playoff hole,...
Golf heads might have been scratched when the New Zealand Open announced a deal with the Japan Tour in 2013. But the strategy's working, tournament boss Michael Glading tells David Williams People are getting it, Michael Glading says, and last year's New Zealand...

Pros rekindle rivalry

There's a competition within a $1 million competition at this week's NZ Open golf tournament near Arrowtown. As the event's final rounds move from The Hills to Millbrook Resort, Millbrook pro Peter Smith and his counterpart Craig Palmer, from The Hills,...
Perfect conditions for golf watching. A slow moving ridge of high pressure should remain just to the south of the South Island through the weekend providing fine, settled weather.  With clear skies overnight, temperatures should get down to 5 -...
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